I also feel that more and more often the specs listed on the box aren't the specs that it takes to really run the game. Even though the minimum requirements are listed, it usually takes the recommended requirements. In addition, the game companies almost never list a special video card that is needed, or cards that won't work with the game. I just wish they would truthfully list what they know about the requirements so that I won't buy a game that has no chance of working on my computer. I've learned to do a lot of research and asking on this board before I buy a new game.
What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson